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Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks Shows To Begin Tonight


Dodgers Friday Night Fireworks Shows To Begin Tonight
The Los Angeles Dodgers tonight will debut a season- long series of fireworks shows following each game at Dodger Stadium on Fridays, when game time will be 30 minutes earlier than on Fridays last year.

Music from the 1970s will accompany tonight's fireworks show. Fans dressing in 1970s style will be eligible for prizes during the game.

Fans will be permitted to come down to the field after the game's final out to get a better view of the fireworks.

The game against the Colorado Rockies will begin at 7:10 p.m., a half- hour earlier than Friday games last season.

The brief fireworks shows "are a gesture to families" and among the elements of the team's family-oriented marketing efforts this season, according to Charles Steinberg, the team's executive vice president for communications.

The earlier Friday start times are an effort "to be sensitive to our neighbors and to families," Steinberg said

"If your game time starts later, as it had, and you have the fireworks afterwards, you're structuring a later night," Steinberg said. "It's more comfortable for families and for the neighbors to know this ball game will start at 7:10, like the others, and it may make it easier for families to stay for the fireworks."

The Dodgers enter tonight's game with a five-game winning streak and a share of the lead with the San Diego Padres in the National League West Division. Both teams have 7-3 records. Colorado is in third with a 4-4 record, two games behind the Dodgers and Padres.

The Dodgers were 10-8 against the Rockies last season, including a 5-4 record at Dodger Stadium.

A victory tonight would move Dodger manager Joe Torre into a tie with Bucky Harris for sixth place on the all time victory list for managers at 2,159.


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 18, 2009

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